Clean Energy States Alliance is comprised of Core members as well as Affiliate members (see Member Benefits and Services). CESA members are listed below. Available Member Profiles appear at the left, which offer more information about a member and its key programs.
Alaska Energy Authority (AEA)
AEA is the state's energy office and lead agency for statewide energy policy and program development. They are a small organization with a big mission: to reduce the cost of energy in Alaska. Learn more
California Energy Commission (CEC)
As the state's primary energy policy and planning agency, the California Energy Commission is committed to reducing energy costs and environmental impacts of energy use - such as greenhouse gas emissions - while ensuring a safe, resilient, and reliable supply of energy. Learn more
Connecticut Green Bank
The Connecticut Green Bank is the nation’s first green bank. It is creating a thriving marketplace to accelerate green energy adoption in Connecticut by making green energy financing accessible and affordable for homeowners, businesses and institutions. Learn more
Department of Energy & Environment (DoEE) - D.C.
DoEE is the leading authority on energy and environmental issues affecting the District of Columbia. Using a combination of regulations, outreach, education, and incentives, this agency administers programs and services to fulfill our mission. Learn more
Energy Trust of Oregon
Energy Trust is a mission-based organization collaborating with utilities, nonprofits and government agencies to deliver significant clean energy benefits for Oregon. Energy Trust helps Oregon residential, business and nonprofit utility ratepayers use less energy, save on energy costs and move to renewable resources. Learn more
Illinois Power Agency (IPA)
IPA oversees the electricity planning and procurement processes for residential and small commercial customers of Ameren and ComEd. It assists with achieving a diverse supply portfolio for the State that includes renewable resources, energy efficiency, demand response measures and advanced clean coal technologies. IPA also administers the Renewable Energy Resources Fund. Learn more
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)
MassCEC is a publicly-funded agency dedicated to accelerating the success of clean energy technologies, companies and projects in the Commonwealth—while creating high-quality jobs and long-term economic growth for the people of Massachusetts. Learn more
Maryland Energy Administration (MEA)
MEA's mission is to promote affordable, reliable and cleaner energy that benefit all Marylanders. Its programs and policies help lower energy bills, support business energy upgrades, support a cleaner environment and promote energy independence for Maryland. Learn more
New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission - Sustainable Energy Division
The Sustainable Energy Division administers the state’s Renewable Energy Fund, implements the State’s renewable electricity portfolio standard law, and manages the statewide energy code program for residential and commercial buildings. Learn more
New Mexico State Energy Office- Energy Conservation and Management Division (ECMD)
ECMD develops and implements effective clean energy programs — renewable energy, energy efficiency, alternative fuels, and safe transportation of radioactive waste — to promote economic growth, environmental sustainability, and wise stewardship of our natural resources while protecting public health and safety for New Mexico and its citizens. Learn more
New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)
NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and support to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Learn more
Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources
The Office of Energy Resources (OER) is Rhode Island’s lead state agency on energy policy and programs. OER's mission is to lead Rhode Island to a secure, cost-effective, and sustainable energy future. Learn more
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
SMUD is Sacramento's community-owned, not-for-profit electric service, delivering on the promise of public power since 1946. SMUD is a long-time industry leader in renewable energy. Learn more
Vermont Public Service Department - Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF)
The CEDF was established to promote the development and deployment of cost-effective and environmentally sustainable electric power and thermal energy resources for the long-term benefit of Vermont consumers, primarily with respect to renewable energy resources. The CEDF coordinates with other State programs and private entities to integrate and advance renewable energy across all sectors of the state’s energy economy. Learn more
Washington Department of Commerce - State Energy Office
The Washington State Energy Office is a vital resource for delivering energy benefits, addressing state energy goals, and coordinating energy-related emergency preparedness in the state. The State Energy Office provides energy policy support, analysis, and information for the Governor, Legislature, Commerce, and others. Learn more
Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation
The Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) assists businesses, local governments and citizens by promoting and investing in clean energy projects that are cost-effective, balanced, reliable and environmentally responsible. As part of its work, the OEI administers the State Energy Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Learn more
Xcel Energy Renewable Development Fund (Minnesota)
The Xcel Energy Renewable Development Fund, which is financed by Xcel Energy electric ratepayers, promotes the start-up, expansion and attraction of renewable electric energy projects and companies in the Xcel Energy service area. It also stimulates research and development into renewable energy technologies. Learn more
CESA Affiliate Members
Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP)
ACEP is an applied energy research program based at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. ACEP provides leadership in developing energy systems for islanded, non-integrated electric grids and their associated oil-based heating systems. ACEP aims to develop and disseminate practical, cost-effective, and innovative energy solutions for Alaska and beyond. Learn more
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP)
CT DEEP is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs – and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER)
DOER develops and implements policies and programs aimed at ensuring the adequacy, security, diversity, and cost-effectiveness of the Commonwealth's energy supply to create a clean, affordable and resilient energy future.
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)
MassDEP is the state agency responsible for ensuring clean air and water, the safe management of toxics and hazards, the recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources. Learn more
Minnesota Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce provides information and assistance related to various forms of energy technologies. The Department of Commerce also provides objective analysis and technical assistance to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Learn more
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
NREL is focused on creative answers to today's energy challenges. From breakthroughs in fundamental science to new clean technologies to integrated energy systems that power our lives, NREL researchers are transforming the way the nation and the world use energy.
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES)
DES aims to help sustain a high quality of life for all citizens by protecting and restoring the environment and public health in New Hampshire. DES's Energy/Climate Change Program supports efforts to: reduce energy use and mitigate the causes of climate change through energy efficiency and lower carbon energy alternatives including renewable energy sources; and increase the resiliency of the state’s natural and built environment to impacts of climate change. Learn more
New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI)
OSI - formerly the Office of Energy and Planning - provides information, data and guidance to assist decision-makers on issues pertaining to development, land protection, energy use and community planning. OSI guides the state's future growth through public policy development, education, research, and partnership building.
Office of the People’s Counsel – D.C.
The Office of the People's Counsel is an independent agency of the District of Columbia government. By law, the Office advocates for consumers of natural gas, electric, and telephone services. The Office also represents the interests of District utility ratepayers before the DC Public Service Commission, FERC, FCC, other utility regulatory bodies, and the courts.
Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE)
The Oregon Department of Energy is helping to shape the state’s energy future. The agency is dedicated to keeping Oregon on the leading edge of renewable energy and efficiency while supporting energy innovation, investment, and resilience. Learn more
Prairie Island Indian Community
The Prairie Island Indian Community is a sovereign Indian tribe, and as such has a government structure separate from both the state and federal governments. Tribal government gaming has allowed Prairie Island to reinvigorate the traditional Indian custom of sharing, contributing millions of dollars and support to surrounding communities and organizations year after year. Learn more
Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI)
Commerce RI is the full service, official economic development organization for the state of Rhode Island. The Commerce Corporation Renewable Energy Fund is dedicated to increasing the role of renewable energy throughout the state. Learn more
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